Department of Education
Changing lives, one student at a time.
Otterbein University offers program to prepare teachers for Early Childhood (Pre-K through grade 3), Middle Childhood (grades 4-9), and Secondary (adolescent/young adult, grades 7-12) settings. Our students can be licensed to teach Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Mathematics, Life Science, Chemistry, and Physics at the 7-12 grade levels. In certain areas, including Music, Art, Spanish, and Health and Physical Education, students are licensed to teach from Pre-K through grade 12.
The Department of Education is committed to providing a coherent teacher education program that integrates academics with practical experience. You will have many opportunities to work in both urban and suburban schools, and your experiences will probably start during your freshman year with your first education course. Our mission is to prepare outstanding teachers who can be responsive to the needs of students.
Our programs are grounded in national and state standards:
- Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
- Ohio Educator Standards Board
Read our Title II report
Read our Educator Preparation Performance Report
We offer licensure programs in:
- Early Childhood Teaching Licensure
- Middle Childhood Teaching Licensure
- Adolescent to Young Adult Teaching Licensure
- Multi-Age Teaching Licensure
- Post-Baccalureate Teacher Education Programs
General Licensure Information
In addition to course requirements there are several other steps which need to be taken in order to complete licensure requirements at Otterbein University. ALL steps MUST be completed before your application is sent to the Ohio Department of Education for processing. Learn more.
Interested in Graduate School?
Check out Otterbein's graduate education programs.
News & Events
Westerville City Schools Innovation Summit, April 3
Westerville City School District staff, students and community members are invited to gather in the Westerville Central High School auditorium April 3 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. for an Innovation Summit. During the event, multiple speakers, each having 8 minutes or less, will share their thoughts on education today, as well as future and transformative trends in education ... reflective dialogue and opportunities to discuss what was heard with others will immediately follow the speakers. Westerville Central is located at 7118 Mt. Royal Avenue. Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m., with the program scheduled to start at 4:15 p.m.
To register, please visit http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/workshops/view.aspx?wid=17. This opportunity is OPEN and FREE to ALL! For further information, contact Kenny Lee at 614/797-6029 or Dr. Scott Ebbrecht at 614/797-5884.